In 2010, the Royal Canadian Mint (R C M) issued a "remembrance" silver dollar featuring a poppy flower - it was issued following the passing of the last Canadian World War I veteran - John Henry Foster Babcock. Per the Mint's web page for the coin, the silver dollar was issued to pay tribute to veterans, as well as current members, of Canada's military and peacekeeping forces.
The coin was a Special Edition proof dollar silver that featured red enamel on the flower of a single large poppy in the foreground with a field of poppies in the background. The restrained use of the enameling is simple, effective and attractive - and even as someone who prefers non-enhanced coins, I find the design very compelling. Christine Paquet was the designer of the coin's commemorative reverse.
More about the 2010 Poppy Silver Dollar and John Henry Foster Babcock can be found here:
- 2010 Poppy Dollar
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Edited by commems
10/11/2021 10:44 am